Esan hot pot flavor

Esan Hot Pot – Thailand

Flavor: Esan Hot Pot

Country: Thailand

When Seen: January 2021

In a Bite: Herby with a strong red onion-y taste

In a Haiku: Now more than Andrew; can eat this pungent hot soup; stripped down on a chip.

Origin Story: Esan, or Isaan, is the region in Northeast Thailand, and this flavor is inspired by their take on the hot pot. Very traditionally, its ingredients include a mix of cow or buffalo meat, vegetable, herbs, and a bitter sauce that consists partly of cow/buffalo bile and early stage poop.

Photo and taste submitted by: Aommy

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